LOGAN, UTAH – LeoLabs, a space situational awareness company, unveiled a small satellite tracking service called LeoTrack Aug. 5 at the Small Satellite Conference here. LeoTrack, which LeoLabs sells through web-based subscriptions, provides small satellite and cubesat operators with a range of services and information including spacecraft tracking, orbital state vectors, predictive radar availability, scheduled
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Grace Wethor has founded “We Can Beat This,” with the mission of connecting “patients to the healing properties of music and connect the public to the patients.” (Photo: Courtesy of Grace Wethor) Courtesy of Grace Wethor Grace Wethor is not your typical 17-year-old. For many 17-year-olds, the movie title Clueless can be an apt description. At that
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July was likely the hottest month in recorded history, according to new data from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) released last Thursday. According to the report, findings from the Copernicus Climate Change Program indicate that temperatures recorded in the first 29 days of July were as hot or marginally hotter than the previous record month,
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“I see no reason why a satellite the size of a shoe box, with the life expectancy of a guinea pig, should be regulated the same way as a spacecraft the size of a school bus that will stay in orbit for centuries.” — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai This op-ed originally appeared in the July
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Can you find just one thing in common? Free for commercial use (via Pixabay) If you’re a scientist or fan of science, then chances are you probably really enjoy talking about science. I’m just guessing here. Maybe it’s the latest exciting results from some experiment or observation. Maybe it’s some new idea in the field
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Not every volcanic eruption is a Mount Vesuvius-like catastrophe, with rivers of fire and flying rock that rains down on unsuspecting Pompeiians. Sometimes, volcanoes’ summits collapse, forming miles-wide depressions called calderas, which are peppered by eruptive vents. When rivulets of magma force their way out of these vents, those small eruptions can spew dangerous amounts
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced via a tweet on Saturday that he would be launching The Boring Company China, the first international extension of his infrastructure and tunnelling construction company, in late August while in Shanghai for the second World Artificial Intelligence Conference. In another tweet, the founder and CEO of The Boring Company confirmed that it would
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Researchers have developed artificial cells that can respond to external chemical forces, just like real ones do. This exciting step could get us closer to using synthetic biological structures in real-world situations, such as targeted drug delivery or cleaning up pollution. In this proof-of-principle study, scientists have succeeded in getting artificial cells to glow with
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With a “hello,” Microsoft and UW demonstrate the first fully-automated DNA data storage and retrieval system. Photo: Microsoft Microsoft In 1862, Gregor Mendel bred pea plants to study inheritance. Fast forward 100 years to 1962, James Watson, Frances Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded a Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA. Today, advances
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